Island of the Lost

An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World

Ranked #9 in New Zealand, Ranked #86 in Explorationsee more rankings.

“Riveting.” —The New York Times Book Review 

Hundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best—and at its worst.

It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing rain and constant winds, it is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.

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